Today’s massive 12-game slate offers a lot of promise for fantasy players. There are a lot of fantasy options, so if you need help narrowing them down, this is the place to start. NBA DFS Tips:
Emmanuel Mudiay $3,700
It’s not yet clear what Emmanuel Mudiay’s role will be in New York, but so far his play has been promising. He has scored 29.4 and 16.3 in 29 and 19 minutes, respectively. At Mudiay’s price, it’s worth betting on a couple of extra minutes in today’s game against the Wizards, because another score in the late 20’s will set your Thursday Monster team up for the big money.
Damian Lillard $9,400
Damian Lillard always seems to have an especially big chip on his shoulder against the Warriors, which usually results in big fantasy scores. He had 52.8 points against the champs last time and is coming off 45.1 and 67.2 fantasy point scores. The form and the desire to play well are both there for Lillard today, which makes him a great Thursday Monster play.
Donovan Mitchell $7,800
Donovan Mitchell is coming off of a big 48.9 fantasy point game and scored 59 fantasy points against the Suns the last time they played. The Jazz are currently on a ten game win streak and Mitchell is running hot as the team’s number one option and offensive spark!
Victor Oladipo $9,900
Oladipo is coming off the highest of highs (a 73.1 point fantasy game), and seems unlikely to fall too far with a matchup against one of the league’s lesser defences. Dipo had 57.8 against the Nets in their last encounter and seems likely to have a similar performance when the Pacers head to Brooklyn today.
Joe Ingles $5,700
Speaking of the Jazz’s ten game win streak, perhaps the Jazz’s main catalyst has been none other than Jingling Joe Ingles. Ingles has been averaging 37.8 fantasy points over his last 3 games and he has been lights out from three. His price has climbed, but it hasn’t quite caught up to his form, so get on while you still can.
Allen Crabbe $5,200
With injuries to RHJ and Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe has been playing big minutes and putting up big fantasy scores. Crabbe is playing over 38 minutes per game over the last 3 games and is averaging almost 37 fantasy points per game over that stretch. With a slightly better than a neutral matchup against Indiana, Crabbe seems likely to put in another strong performance that could help you get over the line in the Thursday Monster.
Kyle Kuzma $4,900
Kyle Kuzma, priced under $5K and coming off back-to-back 38 fantasy point games. That sounds like a Thursday Monster selection if I’ve ever seen one. When you also consider that he’s coming up against the league’s worst defence at his position, it almost feels like a no-brainer to take the Kuuuuuz.
Julius Randle $7,500
Julius Randle is in the Lakers starting lineup and playing incredibly well. He hasn’t scored below 27.7 in the last 10 games and he half of those games have been scores of 34 or more. Randle has solidified himself with close to 30 minutes a game or more and seems likely to dominate against the Pelicans, who are the league’s worst defence against bigs.